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Huxley - UNESCO - frontUNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about the plan for UNESCO than Julian Huxley. This facsimile edition provides both the English and French editions of this visionary policy document from 1946 during preparatory negotiations. UNESCO is the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, and this essay provides a founding vision.


Julian Huxley was Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Preparatory Commission and its first Director General. He had a major influence the organization’s original vision.


Huxley, Julian (1946) UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy (London: Euston Grove Press), 144 pages. 2010 facsimiles of English and French editions.

ISBN13: 978-1-906267-01-8 (paperback)
ISBN10: 1-906267-01-4 (paperback)
Recommended price: GBP£6.95 | USD$12.99
dimensions: 6″ x 9″ (inches)
dimensions: 152 x 229 (mm)


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